dubsado for photographers

Let’s be honest, running a business isn’t easy. Whether you are just starting your journey as an amateur photographer or you’re a seasoned pro, owning a wedding photography business is a lot of work. You wear every hat: coordinator, accountant, graphic designer, seamstress, marriage therapist, boutonniere expert, chauffeur, mediator, writer, social media manager, life coach, […]

Now that we are ending the summer, it was time for us to have a meetup with my favorite group of women photographers, the Clickin’ Chicks of Tucson! It’s almost been two years since the day our group was founded. It has grown to over 160 ladies and has fostered an amazing #communityovercompetition environment and I’m so happy […]

So you want to achieve perfect white balance in camera, huh? Well, look no further, the solution is here! Introducing… dun, dun, dun…. the EXPODISC! Seriously guys, this has been a GAME-CHANGER in my business! The ExpoDisc essentially helps your camera understand the exact white balance needed to get natural skin tones, while simultaneously measuring the exposure […]

Sunday morning, I made an impromptu decision to join some of my Tucson clickin’ chicks for a stylized elopement photoshoot out in the desert, with a four hour drive out to the sand dunes in Glamis, California, just past Yuma, Arizona. It was a great time to bond with my new friends and explore one of God’s beautiful creations. I […]

Here’s a tip that completely changed my life. Okay, that was a little dramatic. Well not my whole life, but I definitely got some of my time back 🙂 This is not my own original idea, it was a little trick I learned one of my favorite photographers, Katelyn James and something I am very […]

About this time last year we started a local Clickin’ Chicks group for women photographers in Tucson, Arizona. Since then it has grown to over 100 amazingly talented women from all different walks of life, specializing in every type of photography. Our goal is to meet about once a month and network, shoot, or just […]

What is Thursday Therapy? A fun gathering for wedding pros to meet, mingle, share. We promote a culture of camaraderie, collaboration, and cohesion within the wedding industry. It is through our relationships with one another that the wedding industry will become stronger and our businesses will be more successful. Our wonderful host for the evening […]

After six years of photographing weddings and portraits, I have gone through numerous camera bags, trying everything over-the-shoulder bags to sling bags to roller bags. For me, it has came down to four beloved bags, whose use varies depending on the type of wedding or portrait session I am shooting. Here are my favorite camera […]

Ever since I left Kansas City a year ago to start our new lives in Tucson, Arizona, I have been missing a very crucial part of what made my passion for photography and friendships thrive in the Midwest. Back home we had so many different photography groups, where we had a space to meet others […]

Tips for brides, advice for photographers, photography gear reviews, local wedding vendor spotlights, back-to-school specials for portrait sessions, personal posts about my life, and a brand new category for all those who know I love to cook… favorite recipes! ALL coming to the blog very soon!! What specific topics WOULD YOU like to see on […]

This month I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Tucson Bridal Expo at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, a beautiful location for a wedding venue nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in Tucson, Arizona. This was my first time as a vendor at a bridal show and what […]

WPPI is an annual wedding and portrait photography conference and trade show held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, where more than 13,000 photographers from over 70 countries attend every year.  WPPI offers a week of topic-specific classes and a trade show with the newest and hottest gadgets. This was my second […]

Last night was a really fun time meeting up with 13 other local photographers at our monthly Kansas City SmugMug meeting! It was at Layne Haley Photography’s studio in Strawberry Hill, Kansas. Our featured speaker was a local talent, Alea Lovely of Alea Lovely Videography + Photography. She is one seriously talented woman and you […]

This summer has been an absolute joy, exploring my career in photography and making some of really great friends along the way. I met up with my fellow photog friends Sara Tafoya, Kevin Keith, Ashley Keith, Leslie O’Hara, Layne Haley, and Christina Blincoe for Sara’s birthday party and fun-in-the-sun shoot. As you will see, the […]

Our first official SmugMug meeting in Kansas City was at a studio located in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the perfect place for on-location photographers. There are textured walls, brick covered in vines, walls covered in graffiti, and plenty of shade from all the tall buildings… I love shooting there! Our […]